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MUS 204: Survey of Music Literature: CITATION GUIDE


Information in research papers and writing borrowed from other sources must be documented. This includes quotations, summaries, paraphrases, or any facts or ideas that are not common knowledge.

Disciplines each have their own style for documenting sources. Check your course syllabus, assignment description, or with your professor to discover which style you should use.


Examples of styles used at Goshen College.

  • APA American Psychological Association- education, nursing, psychology, sciences
  • ASA American Sociological Association - sociology
  • Chicago - history, humanities, religion
  • MLA Modern Language Association - English, humanities
  • SBL Society of Biblical Literature - Bible, religion, philosophy
  • Turabian - history; humanities; religion; peace, justice & conflict studies; social and natural sciences